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Peek in the Stacks

bas reliefs from Konorak, 1260AD

The Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender contains a variety of books that focus on the intersection of religion and human sexuality. While some faiths might view sexuality as a taboo subject, or even as an abomination, other religions embrace and revere the human capacity for sexual expression.

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Sermones de t[em]p[or]e et de sanctis. A woodcut initial letter.

Before Johannes Gutenberg developed the printing press and moveable type in the 1440s, books in Western Europe were handwritten, copied, and illustrated one at a time by scribes. This made books extremely expensive to produce and relatively rare to own. However, with the advent of the printing press and moveable type...

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A new door, cut through heavy concrete

This summer, Special Collections and Archives is beginning a two phase renovation project. We'll be posting monthly updates here about the the project throughout the summer. When both phases are complete, Special Collections and Archives will have a new, environmentally controlled and secure closed stacks area for our rare books, artifacts, and archival collections...

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Construction area

This summer, Special Collections and Archives is beginning a two phase renovation project. Progress behind the temporary wall continues. Most of demolition has been completed, and framing of the new Reading Room and other areas has begun. The new HVAC system is being installed, and ....

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